Overview of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer affects both men and women. More people die from lung cancer every year than any other type of cancer, and over 200,000 patients are newly diagnosed with lung cancer each year.
Over 80% of lung cancer is caused by cigarette smoking. The longer someone has smoked and the more cigarettes smoked each day increases the risk of developing lung cancer. Other risk factors for lung cancer include asbestos exposure, radon gas, family history of lung cancer, and exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
Lung Cancer In Depth
Learn more about cancer from Intermountain's Patient Education Library:
Treatments for Lung Cancer at Intermountain Heart Institute
Services and Programs
Services and programs at Intermountain Heart Institute for patients with lung cancer: